Yishun MRT Station

 NS13 
Yishun
Station exit B
Languages 义顺 | யீஷூன்
Lines   North South Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 20 Dec 1988

Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Yishun West planning subzone, (near the boundaries with the Yishun Central and Northland subzones), and next to Yishun Avenue 2, near the road junction with Yishun Central and Yishun Avenue 1.

The area now known as Yishun was formerly known as Nee Soon, and was named after Lim Nee Soon, a rubber and pineapple magnate who owned plantations in the area. The station was opened in December 1988 and was the terminus of the North South Line until February 1996, when the Woodlands Extension opened to Choa Chu Kang.

The station is a transport node for residents of Yishun New Town, serving adjacent shopping malls (Northpoint Shopping Centre, future Northpoint City), community amenities (Yishun Polyclinic, Nee Soon East Community Centre, etc.), as well as schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, which connect to other parts of the estate.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS13 Yishun
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:24am 5:24am 5:57am 11:23pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:25pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 12:01am
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:50am
NS1 Jurong East 5:27am 5:26am 5:50am 12:25am
NS7 Kranji 12:42am

 


Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops

Platforms

North South Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS14  Khatib (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS12  Canberra (Future) and  NS11  Sembawang (←)
MRT_rail (1)

Yishun station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to station exits.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.

Exits

Yishun MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D) and an underground Exit E which leads to an underpass underneath Yishun Avenue 2, linking to the basement of Northpoint Shopping Centre. Only Exits A and C offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers heading to Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange can use Exit E to reach the interchange.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Neighbourhood 7 Yishun Street 72, Sree Narayana Mission Bldg, Yishun Christian Church, Jiemin Primary School, Yishun Secondary School, HDB Nee Soon Central Spring, HDB Nee Soon Central Vista
B No Yishun Avenue 5 Yishun Avenue 5, Yishun Street 11, Smyrna Assembly, Yishun Primary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School, Chong Pang View, HDB Yishun Gardens, HDB Yishun Palm Spring, Yishun Town Secondary School, Xishan Primary School, Yishun Columbarium, Chong Pang Combined Temple
C Yes Yishun Avenue 2 Yishun Avenue 2, Northpoint Shopping Centre
D No Yishun Avenue 2 Nee Soon Central Community Centre, Nee Soon Town Council (Nee Soon Central Branch), HDB Nee Soon Central Green, Yishum Swimming Complex, Yishun Junior College
E No Northpoint Shopping Centre Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre, Golden Village Yishun, Yishun Central Post Office, Northpoint City (Future), Yishun Bus Interchange (Future), Nee Soon East Community Centre, Nee Soon Sports Centre, Yishun Polyclinic, Yishun Pond Park, Yishun Town Garden, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

Yishun station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.

Bus

There is a bus interchange and several bus stops linked to Yishun station. Bus stops 4 was added after the closure of the old Yishun Bus Interchange, allowing passengers to alight closer to Yishun station before terminating at Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange E 39, 85, 103, 171, 800, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 811, 812, 851, 852, 853, 853C, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 859, 860
B/s 1 59079 – Yishun Ave 2 (Yishun Stn) C 117, 169, 858, 883, 965, 969
B/s 2 59072 – Yishun Ave 2 (Yishun Stn Exit E) E 811, 851, 852, 883
B/s 3 59073 – Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Stn) E 39, 85, 103, 117, 169, 805, 854, 854E, 858, 965, 969
B/s 4 59671 – Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Yishun Stn) C / D 39, 85, 103, 805, 811, 851, 852, 854

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
B Yishun Avenue 5 (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
C Yishun Avenue 2 (Northbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
E Yishun Central 1 Taxi stand
E Yishun Central Service Road Pick-up/drop-off point

Park and Ride

Yishun station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 925 Yishun Central 1 E Multi-Storey Car Park

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Yishun station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B7) E
 NS28  Marina South Pier Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B4) E

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:

Route Bus stop Exit
Bishan – Ang Mo Kio – Yishun – Woodlands Yishun Bus Interchange E

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Yishun Interchange for free rides, and at selected bus stops officially linked to Yishun station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Yishun town centre, the station benefits a shopping mall, community amenities, schools residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Batok residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.

Construction

Future Developments


Major Incidents


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